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Brake bleeding equipment

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May 2, 2004
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Bleeding brakes and clutch lines is such a chore but I got around to doing it this weekend. Even found the perfect bottle to catch all the old fluid! It's sized appropriately and nicely weighted so I don't have to worry about it tipping over.

I'm either going with Speedbleeder next time or getting a good vacuum type tool. Last time I bought a cheaper plastic Mityvac that was so leaky I tossed it and have been bleeding the old fashioned way.
 

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I think if you emptied your new catch bottle before bleeding brakes, it would have been less of a chore.

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Heartland, Tx
Even with the leakiness I have found the mighty vac a valuable tool. Works well enough to keep the dirt bike fluid fresh and the brakes tight. Back bleeding works well, but makes a mess. I have used a red cheap plastic ketchup bottle (got a walmart) and a small length of hose with a zip-tie. Works well. A bunch of towels around the reservoir to catch the spill. Might be careful around any painted surfaces and hose it down with brake cleaner afterward.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EYN0JFA/?tag=twowhetex-20

I like the Motul 600 stuff. I have yet to boil it on my rear brake (common occurrence with the small reservoir on the dirt bikes). Especially if you are a rear brake dragger.
 
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Hotboot

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I swear by Speedbleeders, anything else is too much set up work. Hose, bottle and wrench. Fluid and a #2 up top has it done in short order.
 
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